Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body

Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body

Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body

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Nikon F6 Overview

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The Nikon F6 is Nikon's flagship film camera that includes the latest Nikon advances such as the 11-area AF system for exceptionally high-speed autofocus operation with outstanding accuracy, and the Creative Lighting System for incomparable flash photography. And Nikon's proprietary 3D Color Matrix Metering system has been further refined for improved accuracy in scene reading.

Furthermore, the F6 offers a variety of exciting, innovative control options such as a customizable function button, built-in data back functions and shooting data memory. You can also enjoy the convenience and versatility afforded by 41 Custom Settings which allow you to fine-tune the F6 to suit your individual shooting preferences and requirements.

Metering System
Exposure Metering System includes 3D Color Matrix metering with improved algorithm, a flexible Center Weighted metering and Spot metering corresponding to any of the 11 selected focus areas
Improved AF
Autofocus system includes Multi-CAM 2000 AF Sensor Module, with advanced high-speed, high-precision 11-area AF system with 9 cross-type AF sensors. Also includes four AF Area Modes such as Single Area AF, Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-On®, Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF and Group Dynamic AF
Creative Lighting System
Includes i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash (with i-TTL capable flashes), Wireless Advance Lighting capability and AUTO FP High-Speed Sync capability up to 1/8000 second
Custom Settings
41 Custom Settings allow you to fine-tune the F6 to suit your individual shooting preferences and requirements
Two-Button Reset
Pressing down two buttons simultaneously and holding them for more than 2 seconds resets various settings to their original default settings (with some exceptions)
High-Precision Shutter
Created from cutting-edge materials - DuPont™ KEVLAR® and a special aluminum alloy - the blades of the shutter unit offer unparalleled reliability and are extremely lightweight for lightning-quick movement
Data Back Functions
Selectable functions include: data imprint (in-frame or between frame), multiple exposure, and interval timer. Recorded data can be downloaded to a computer as text data via optional Data Reader MV-1.
Extremely Quiet
The shutter unit, aperture control mechanics and shutter charge motor each feature a floating-type design to suppress internal vibrations and to provide near-silent operation
Stylish, High-Durability Design
Aluminum-alloy die-cast chassis, magnesium-alloy front body and covers (top, bottom), enhanced resistance to rain and dust, aluminum-alloy back body and camera back combine to optimize reliability
UPC: 018208017997
In the Box
Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body
  • BF-1A Body Cap (Bayonet)
  • MS-41 Battery Holder (for 2x CR123A)
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Nikon F6 Specs

    Type 35mm SLR
    Lens Mount AF-D, AF-I, AF-S (accepts AF, AIS mounts with limitations)
    Focus Modes One shot AF, Predictive AF & Manual
    Focus Type TTL Phase detection (11-point AF system with 9 crosshair sensors)
    Focusing Range EV -1 to 19 (@ ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
    Exposure Modes Program AE, Flexible program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual
    Exposure Metering Three built-in exposure meters:
  • 1005-Zone RGB 3D Color Matrix II
  • Flexible-size centerweighted
  • 1% Spot (linkable to 11 focusing points)
  • TTL 5-Zone flash metering (with monitor preflash)
  • Metering Range @ ISO 100 with f/1.4 Lens EV 0-20 in 3D Evaluative & Centerweighted metering
    EV 2-20 in Spot metering
    Shutter Speed
  • 1/8000th to 30 sec in AF mode, with sync at 1/250th sec
  • 1/8000th to 30 min + Bulb in [M] mode
  • Sync up to 1/8000th sec with appropriate flashes
  • Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV increments
    Exposure Bracketing 2 - 7 shots, in ±1/3, 1/2, 2/3rd or 1 EV increments
    ISO Range 25-5000 (DX)
    6-6400 in Manual setting
    Built-in Flash No
    Film Wind
  • [S] Single shot
  • [CL] Continues Low-Speed (up to approx 2 frames-per-second (fps))
  • [CH] Continuous High-Speed ( up to 5.5 fps, or up to 8 fps with optional MB-40 Battery Pack)
  • [CS] Continues Silent (approx. 1 fps)
  • Manual
  • Focusing Screen B Type BriteView clear screen Matte II (interchangeable)
    Diopter Correction Yes (-2 to +1, with additional diopters available)
    Self Timer 10-Second delay
    Remote Control 10-pin socket (optional MC-20 with timer, or MC-30 trigger)
    PC Terminal Yes
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Multiple Exposure Yes
    Viewfinder Info Metering system, In-focus indicator, Focus area, Exposure mode, Aperture & Shutter speed, AE Lock, Analog exposure display, Exposure compensation, Exposure Bracketing, Battery power, Sync speed, Flash ready light & Frame counter
    LCD Information Top LCD:
    Aperture, Shutter speed, Aperture/shutter speed lock, Aperture stop, Exposure mode, Flexible Program, Exposure compensation, Autobracketing, Flash sync speed, Electronic analog display, Battery power & Frame counter

    Rear LCD:
    Shooting display (Normal, detailed, full display); Shooting data display (film data, frame data); Menu display (Custom Setting menu, set up menu, shooting menu, Non-CPU lens, language)

    Color Black
    Power Source
  • (2) CR123A 3V batteries with provided Battery Holder MS-41
  • (8) AA-size or (1) Li-ion Rechargeable Battery EN-EL4a with optional MB-40 battery pack
  • Dimensions 6.2 x 4.7 x 3.1" (157 x 119 x 79mm) WxHxD
    Weight 2.15 lbs (975g) [without batteries]
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.504 x 6.614 x 5.197"

    Nikon F6 Reviews

    F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 48.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Film Camera I purchased this camera because I still use film and have a personal darkroom in which to express my creativity. I already own the F100 which is a great camera in its own right, but the F6 is on a different level. The camera feels solid in your hands and is very easy to hold. I find that the custom settings further personalize the camera to my individual taste. A 3D matrix metering system coupled with an adaptable autofocus array makes this what many have called the last great film camera. I hope that this is not the case, but I'm very pleased to own this camera.
    Date published: 2013-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultimate Film Camera! I am absolutely pleased with my Nikon F6 I must admit I am still learning to take the most advantage of the capabilities of this outstanding camera but I am really enjoying the results. If you still appreciate Film (the old style photography) and you are either a professional or someone willing to invest the time and effort involved in taking great film pictures, this is the camera to own. This is the best tool to capture those forever moments, the results are up to your skill and luck. (Luck because hey! this is not digital, you cannot take thousands of pictures at once and then pick the best ones)
    Date published: 2010-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Impressed - Awesome Film Camera The apex of film cameras that works with all modern flash units and lenses, VR included. Heavy, yes... does it inspire confidence? Definitely. The menus are a little obtuse at first, but once everything is set, you will rarely have to go back to them. This camera just does not get in the way. It is making my sojourn back to black and white film a pure pleasure, a fitting camera as a mate to my Nikon D4. Get one while they last! AND PLEASE... Don't say Film is Dead. Nothing is further from the truth as millions start to realize the digital lie.
    Date published: 2013-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The king of film camera I am using this camera since 2005 and I am very pleased with it. It helped me produces very great fine art photographs. Combined with high quality lenses, a velvia slide film, and a good tripod, this camera will let digital fans rethink about their images quality. Problems Encountered: Make sure you update its software as its battery life has problem in term of consuming period. Once I update it, the battery life became so good. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Canon cameras Items I Recommend: slide film and its cable release
    Date published: 2007-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon with Leica feel This is a camera that can bust your creativity. It gives confidence just leica can, and and more. It will not add shake to your hands. I use it as all manual camera, but all autos are there if need, never know. It has all professional photog need to complete top responsible assignment. Very positive experience in highest demand of pro-photography. The battery (two 123 lithium) last 9-12 mo with camera ON all the time. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Leicas R8 Items I Recommend: 1.4/85d (AF lens), 2.8/55 ais-micro (or Zeiss)
    Date published: 2007-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous camera A camera made to last forever, excellent controls, good grip, very rugged, it feels excellent in your hand. Very silent stutter and film rewind, easy to operate and a pleasure to use it. I use this camera with manual focus Zeiss ZF lens and the results are so good, particularly when shooting slides or the new Kodak Portra NC films, my favorite color film. I added to my kit the Nikon MB-40 Multi-Power Battery Pack which gives excellent battery life and add a pretty nice look to the kit as a whole.
    Date published: 2009-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soul Mate I have been shooting with the F6 for a year and a half now and I am completely spoiled by it. Ergonomics, AF accuracy, beautiful Viewfinder, and size are among what makes this 35mm camera the highest expression of the modern SLR. Expertise: Journeyman Problems Encountered: No real problems to speak of Points to consider during operation:1. Mind the AF/MF switch on the bottom left at the front. It can accidentally be brushed and switched to an undesirable setting.2. Keep rewinder knob out while loading a roll of film. Items I Recommend: 50mm f1.8 afd, 20mm f2.8 afd
    Date published: 2007-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultimate in Film Camera It is difficult to really review a product of such precision design and elaborate features in a brief statement. I have been using Nikon for over 45 years and is never disappointed on the quality and operational features of their products satisfying serious user like myself. The reason I chose the F6 is that it is one great film camera ever made by Nikon. The controls are kept in the traditional direct button selection and operation rather than the dial twisting variant found with some of the other camera ranges. The camera has combined the excellence in electronic control technology for a humble film camera, offering all the versatility in operational features and image quality without compromise. I am pleased it incorporated the indexing lever to allow the use of the manual F Ai lenses in my collection. The compactness makes it a very attractive film camera for both leisure and serious photography.
    Date published: 2016-04-02
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    Does this camera come with any kind of warranty?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Nikon F6 body comes with a three-year manufacturer's warranty. From the F6 warranty card: This Nikon product is warranted by Nikon, Inc. to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase.
    Answered by: Parmeshwar R.
    Date published: 2019-01-31

    Do the strap lugs have the split rings? Is a ...

    Do the strap lugs have the split rings? Is a manual included?
    Asked by: Wayne
    It has everything necessary to attach the straps. If the manual is not included in the box you can get it here
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2019-06-14


    Does this camera come with a neck strap?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The F6 does not come with a strap.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does this come with a camera strap?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately, Nikon does not include a camera strap with the Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera (as indicated in their instruction manual on page 4 - the strap is not included for Nikon USA cameras sold in the United States or Canada). If needed, the Nikon AN-19 Replacement Neck Strap for F6 35mm SLR, B&H # NIAN19, would be compatible for use with the Nikon F6.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2019-01-31


    Will this camera body accept G-type FX lenses?
    Asked by: David N.
    Yes, you can use Nikon G lenses on the F6.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Wanted to know why this camera is listed vs the US version is listed as shipping only Care to explain what does that mean? Thanks.
    Asked by: Hernn R.
    It is not currently shipping only. This only means though that we did not have any stock in the NY store for pick up at the time.
    Answered by: Dana G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does this camera have a dial to adjust aperture on modern Nikon lenses that are without aperture rings?
    Asked by: Tanner H.
    Yes, the Nikon F6 is compatible with Nikon G lenses. The f/stop is controlled from the camera like todays digital cameras with the front or back command dials.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this camera have a dial to adjust aperture on modern Nikon lenses that are without aperture rings?
    Asked by: Tanner H.
    Yes, it has all the controls as the current digital nikons, you can use current lenses or the older lenses as well.
    Answered by: JOHN D.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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